Egyptian authorities must not target women with gender-based violence : Amnesty International

Ahram Online, Friday 23 Dec 2011

Amnesty International called on Egypt’s military rulers to uphold the right to peaceful demonstration as women human rights activists staged more protests on Friday

"The shockingly violent scenes of recent days must not be repeated," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s interim Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

He added: “Egypt’s military authorities must ensure protesters are allowed to exercise their right to freedom of expression peacefully, without fear of attack. The authorities are responsible for the safety of those protesting.”

"Women human rights defenders and activists must be allowed to stand up against violations of human rights by the SCAF," said  Philip Luther.

"The authorities must not use force against peaceful protesters and not target women with gender-based violence.", precised the Amnesty International interim Director.


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